Stanton Moor Sandstone is a fine to medium grained buff sandstone with variations ranging from pink inclusions and beds through to brown veining. The variations within the stone have proven to be popular on large scale developments, and Stanton Moor Sandstone can be found on projects all over the UK.

Quarry Location

Stanton Moor sandstone is quarried at Dale Moor Quarry near Matlock, Derbyshire. Historically, Stanton Moor sandstone has been used on large scale projects across the UK and has proven to be an especially popular choice in Glasgow and Edinburgh due to its similarities to the sandstone originally used in the area. Following a period of closure, Stanton Moor quarry was reopened in 1983, and has seen a steady increase in demand as its popularity has grown.

Natural Variations

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Technical Data For Stanton Moor Sandstone

Density – 2290kg/m3

Compressive Strength – 84.3 MPA

Water Absorption – 37g/m2/sec2

Porosity – 13.30%

Durability (Freeze Thaw) – Pass

Flexural Strength – 9.0 MPA

Breaking Load at Dowel Hole – NPD

Slip Resistance (Dry) – 105

Slip Resistance (Wet) – 88

Abrasion Resistance – NPD

Vapour Permeability – 40 (Dry) 30 (Wet)

Reaction to Fire – Euroclass A1

Please note that as natural stone is a natural product there can be variations in the composition of the stone that would result in these test results varying across the raw material. These results are an average taken from the testing of multiple samples taken from several quarried blocks. Cumbrian Stone would always recommend consulting a structural engineer to establish the minimum required properties where natural stone is being used for structural purposes, and the results contained on this website are not to be taken as a structural recommendation in any case.

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